Monday, June 2, 2014

Racers Icone


Honda RS 1000 : Fitted with an air-cooled 4-cylinder DOHC 999cc engine capable of 150hp, the RS1000 featured all the latest Honda technology that had been fine-tuned during their domination of endurance racing in the late 70

The BSA Rocket 3/Triumph Trident was the last major motorcycle developed by Triumph Engineering at Meriden, West Midlands. It was a 750 cc air-cooled unit construction pushrod triple with four gears and a conventional chassis and suspension. The motorcycle was badge-engineered to be sold under both the Triumph and BSA marques.

The Kawasaki H1R was racing motorcycle built by Kawasaki which competed in the 500cc class of Grand Prix motorcycle racing. The Motorcycle was based on the Kawasaki H1 street motorcycle. It was powered by a two strokes, three cylinder engine. In 1970 Ginger Molloy finished the championship in second place, behind Giacomo Agostini on a MV Agusta. Molloy scored 4 second places during the season.  Kawasaki was also second in the constructors championship.

All pictures via the amazing f1Johnny Herbert Gallery

1 comment:

Geoff James said...

Thanks for the memories! I had the privilege of seeing the Triumph/BSA factory Triples racing when I lived in the UK. The sound of them warming up in the pits with their single long unrestricted megaphone - raised the hairs on the back of my neck. Arguably the best sounding race bike ever or a tie with the Honda 250 6 cylinder.

Keep up the great posts!

Best regards,

Geoff in NZ